Welcome to Ruby’s, where the Christmas spirit is alive and well.
Ruby’s Place (a tavern far too classy and family-friendly to really be thought of as a bar) closed years ago—but that doesn’t keep anyone in town from reliving their happy holiday memories of tinsel-wrapped parties and the special feel of Ruby’s come Christmastime.
On a snowy holiday evening, feeling a bit down on her luck, Angela finds herself back at Ruby’s, staring through the foggy, grimy window to remember the Christmases she spent there with her favorite aunt. Wouldn’t the best Christmas present for all of us be one last moment with a special loved one?
At Ruby’s, it turns out, the “spirits” are not confined to just the dusty liquors behind the bar, and such a Christmas wish might not be made in vain.
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About the Author
I'm a critically acclaimed and award winning hybrid author for readers of all ages--both the young in years and the young at heart. My work has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, appeared on Booklist’s Best First Novels for Youth, PW Picks, School Library Journal’s What’s Hot in YA, and B&N’s 2016 YA Books with Irresistible Concepts and Most Anticipated May 2016 YA Books. My YA work has also won a Silver Medal in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and a Gold Medal in the IPPY Awards. My MG work is critically acclaimed as well, having made the master lists for several state readers’ awards, including this year’s Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award and Missouri’s Mark Twain Readers Award, and has been chosen for inclusion in the Scholastic Book Fair.